Hotel taxes in California

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Hotel taxes in California are locally-imposed taxes that are paid by guests who stay at hotels or similar establishments within the geographical borders of the municipality that is levying the tax.

As of 2009, about 400 California cities imposed a hotel tax on visitors to their city, or roughly 85% of the approximately 480 cities in California. Sixty California cities levied a hotel tax that exceeded 10%. Developments with regard hotel taxes since then are outlined below:[1]

Election results

2014

June 3

See also: June 3, 2014 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Banning (City of), Measure E Riverside Increase to 12% from 6% Approveda
Winters (City of), Measure Q Yolo Clara Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda

2013

November 5

See also: November 5, 2013 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Selma (City of), Measure K Fresno Increase to 12% from 6% Approveda
Sunnyvale (City of), Measure B Santa Clara Increase to 10.5% from 9.5% Approveda

March 5

See also: March 5, 2013 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
San Dimas (City of), Measure A Los Angeles Increase to 12% from 8% Approveda

2012

November 6

See also: November 6, 2012 ballot measures in California

Eighteen hotel tax measures are on the November 6, 2012 ballot.

Measure County Details Outcome
Amador (County of), Measure Q Amador Increase to 10% from 6% Approveda
Buellton (City of), Measure D Santa Barbara Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda
Carpinteria (City of), Measure E Santa Barbara Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda
Coronado (City of), Measure F San Diego Increase to 10% from 8% Approveda
Exeter (City of), Measure M Tulare Increase to 8% from 4% Approveda
Garden Grove (City of), Measure Y Orange Increase to 14.5% from 13% Approveda
Goleta (City of), Measure H Santa Barbara Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda
Menlo Park (City of), Measure K San Mateo Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda
Plumas (County of), Measure C Plumas Increase to 11% from 9% Defeatedd
Plymouth (City of), Measure R Amador Increase to 10% from 6% Approveda
Pomona (City of), Measure V Los Angeles Increase to 12% from 10% Defeatedd
Red Bluff (City of), Measure A Tehama 10% Defeatedd
Santa Cruz (City of), Measure Q Santa Cruz Increase to 11% from 10% Approveda
Santa Cruz County (unincorporated areas), Measure N Santa Cruz Increase to 11% from 9.5% Approveda
Santee (City of), Measure U San Diego Increase to 10% from 6% Approveda
Solvang (City of), Measure Z Santa Barbara Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda
Vacaville (City of), Measure I Solano Extend a 2% tax Approveda
Willows (City of), Measure Q Glenn Increase to 12% from 10% Approveda

June 5

See also: June 5, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas) Los Angeles Keep tax at 12% Approveda
North Lake Tahoe Placer Continue existing tax for 10 more years Approveda
San Mateo County San Mateo Increase existing 10% tax to 12% Defeatedd
Tuolumne County, Measure C Tuolumne Extend 10% hotel tax to campgrounds, houseboats Defeatedd

April 10

See also: April 10, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Arcadia, Measure D Los Angeles Apply tax for stays of up to 90 days Approveda
Culver City, Measure X Los Angeles Increase from 12% to 14% Approveda

2011

November 8

See also: November 8, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Cupertino, Measure C Santa Clara Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Foster City, Measure P San Mateo Increase from 8% to 9.5% Approveda
Indian Wells, Measure H Riverside Increase from 9.25% to 11.25% Approveda
Pittsburg, Measure H Contra Costa Increase from 8% to 12% Approveda
Redwood City, Measure I San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda

2010

November 2

See also: November 2, 2010 election in California
Measure County Details Outcome
American Canyon, Measure E Napa Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Campbell, Measure N Santa Clara Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Costa Mesa, Measure L Orange Increase from 6% to 8% Approveda
Lake Elsinore, Measure T Riverside Tax of 12% Defeatedd
Marina, Measure N Monterey Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Moreno Valley, Measure P Riverside Increase from 8% to 11% Defeatedd
Ontario, Measure V San Bernardino Increase from 11¾% to 12¾ % Defeatedd
Pacifica, Measure R San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Plymouth, Measure O Amador Increase from 6% to 10% Defeatedd
Plymouth, Measure P Amador Half of hotel tax for tourism Approveda
Reedley, Measure H Fresno 8% tax applied to campgrounds Defeatedd
Riverbank, Measure G Stanislaus Increase from 4% to 9% Defeatedd
Riverside, Measure V Riverside Increase from 11% to 13% Approveda
San Francisco, Measure J San Francisco Increase from 14% to 16% Defeatedd
San Francisco, Measure K San Francisco Online bookings Defeatedd
Siskiyou, Measure D Siskiyou Increase from 8% to 10% Defeatedd
Williams, Measure A Colusa Increase from 10% to 12% Defeatedd

June 8

See also: June 8, 2010 election in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Del Mar, Measure J San Diego Extend existing hotel tax to cottages Defeatedd
Santa Barbara, Measure K Santa Barbara 10% lodging tax in unincorporated areas of the county Approveda
Selma, Measure K Fresno Increase from 6% to 12% Defeatedd
Sonora, Measure B Tuolumne Increase from 8% to 10% Approveda
Tuolumne County Hotel Tax Tuolumne Increase tax from 8% to 10% Approveda

2009

November 3

See also: November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Artesia, Measure S Los Angeles Increase from 6% to 12.5% Approveda
Banning, Measure L Riverside Increase from 6% to 12% Approveda
Blythe, Measure H Riverside Defeatedd
Brisbane, Measure G San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Burlingame, Measure H San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Irwindale, Measure T Los Angeles Approveda
Millbrae, Measure J San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
Norco, Measure B Riverside Increase from 8% to 11% Approveda
Rancho Palos Verdes, Measure TOT Los Angeles Increase from 10% to 12% Defeatedd
San Anselmo, Measure F Marin Increase to 10% Defeatedd
San Bruno, Measure F San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
San Mateo, Measure M San Mateo Increase from 10% to 12% Approveda
South San Francisco, Measure O San Mateo Increase from 9% to 10% Approveda

July 21

See also: July 21, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
City of Oakland Hotel Tax, Measure C (July 2009) Alameda Increase tax from 11% to 14% Approveda

May 19

See also: May 19, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
County of Madera Hotel Tax, Measure D (May 2009) Madera Defeatedd

March 3

See also: March 3, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
City of La Mirada hotel tax, Measure A (March 2009) Los Angeles Increase hotel tax from 7% to 10% Approveda

2008

November 4

See also: November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California

Twelve hotel tax increases were on the November ballot; seven were approved.

Measure County Details Outcome
Bear Lake, Measure Y San Bernardino Increase tax from 6% to 8% Approveda
Del Mar, Measure H San Diego Increase tax from 10.5% to 13% Approveda
Encinitas, Measure K San Diego 2% hotel tax for beach sand replenishment Approveda
Eureka, Measure E Humboldt Increase tax from 9% to 10% Approveda
Fremont, Measure MM Alameda Increase tax from 8% to 10% Approveda
Kerman, Measure T Fresno Impose hotel tax of 8% Defeatedd
Kingsburg, Measure A Fresno Increase tax from 8% to 12% Approveda
Selma, Measure R Fresno Increase tax from 6% to 10% Defeatedd
Siskiyou County, Measure M Siskiyou Increase tax from 8% to 12% Defeatedd
Solvang, Measure B Santa Barbara Increase tax from 10% to 11% Defeatedd
Victorville, Measure C San Bernardino Increase tax from 7% to 10% Defeatedd
Windsor, Measure N Sonoma Increase tax from 8% to 12% Approveda

June 3

See also: June 3, 2008 ballot measures in California
Measure County Details Outcome
Encinitas San Diego No change in rate, but expand to additional types of lodging Approveda
Encinitas, Measure G San Diego 2% tax on additional types of lodging Defeatedd
Half Moon Bay, Measure A San Mateo Increase hotel tax from 10% to 12% Approveda

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